Brown Thumb Gardener – June Update

It’s the end of the month, so just a quick update on gardening progress for June. Things are doing really well! Gardening is turning out to be very rewarding. The basil plants are certainly earning their keep. Here’s a photo from yesterday: I know they look a little wimpy, but … Continue reading

Brown Thumb Gardener – What A Difference A Week Makes

Last week I gave a progress report for May. Not a whole lot had happened since I planted everything, which was why I hadn’t updated throughout the month. I’d basically decided that a Monthly Update was how this series was going to go. What a difference a week makes! Apparently, … Continue reading

Brown Thumb Gardener – Progress Report for May

“Carrie, Carrie, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?” Quite well, thank you! Despite getting a somewhat late start, things are just popping up all over! The potatos are going nuts! They’re just about to the point where I need to add another board and top them off with some … Continue reading

Hot Cocoa! (No Dairy or Fructose)

We’ve been snowed in since Friday. The way it looks now, we won’t be able to get out until Wednesday at the earliest. This would be one of those “disadvantages” to rural living, in case you wondered. Although, in some ways, it’s an advantage! Even though my normal days involve … Continue reading

Food, Food Everywhere, and Not A Bite To Eat

I hate corn. If every corn field in the world were to spontaneously go up in flames, I would abandon my TED and go out on a drinking and partying binge that would put my ’20’s to shame. I’ve written about corn before, but y’all, I don’t think even *I* … Continue reading